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Dragon Comp-Silanah vs raest by Shadaan Dragon Comp-Silanah vs raest by Shadaan
Silanah (the Red Dragon) holding off Raest (the green Jaghut Tyrant) outside darujhistan.

Basically its a tower versus tower image meant to come alive with tension from the
epic battle about to happen. It was a rush to finish, had fun with it though. tried to show omtose phalleck weilded by Raest and the unleashing of starvald damelin from Silanahs throat.

Its a submission for a competition over at MAG. My first try at a dragon so I tried three or four types before settling on this.

All rights to the characters from the Malazan Book of the Fallen belong to Steven Erikson

EDIT: Rehashed for competition deadline
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Micheal-Saunders Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
How much would it cost for you to create a picture of,
a blond Female Dwarven Cleric of Marthammor Duin that radiates light, 
a celtic hammer head hangs from her single long braded of hair.  (full plate no helm) hammer shield,
and a floating high elf of Ogma with a floating tomb (in blue gold robes) lightning

the green dragon has one bad eye the scene is taking place in its Cave Den (Dank)
its the moment of recognition for the dragon, the mentality of  "I remember you...
You gave me this..." referring to his foggy right eye
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's an interesting scene! It can be handled in a variety of ways so there are levels to the costing. I can estimate $60 but it depends on what resolution quality you want and what detail you want in setting.

I'd like to refer you to my list of pricing for commission work and explain the quoting process I use. May I contact you via PM to discuss the commission?

We can also discuss further via my commission E-mail address: shdn.studios@gmail.com

This is easier to track. :)
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Micheal-Saunders Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
I sent you an e-mail.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, thank you.

I sent a response and am currently working on the commission. :)
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Micheal-Saunders Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Hey man, was wondering hows it going?
Been having some communication issues, if I've missed anything I apologize, but i am available again.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Michael, sorry for the late reply.

I'm gonna Email you a link to the work I've done thus far. I have a couple of questions...
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Micheal-Saunders Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
np, I've been busy also.

I'm patient.
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statusjoe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
This is incredibly badass. I love how you managed to convey Raest's aura of power practically shaking the ground. :D
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Almost makes you forget about Tufty doesn't it? :) thanks again for commenting!
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Starvald Damelin is seen on the sky?
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Dreki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I was feeling rich and wanted a print of this, but it's not one you've got for sale :/ is that cos it was in a competition? Really love the dragon, and of course the books!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I try not to make prints off Fanart directly related to Authors I respect. I'm sorry, perhaps we can make an arrangement?

I've never bought or sold a full Res Print. Main reason I'm trying to broaden my subject matter. Does it get packaged and sent out to you?

So...Maybe this could work?

I've made the full res copy free to download, feel free to donate however much you like in exchange :)
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Dreki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Honestly I'm not sure how they do it. All I know is my walls need more dragons! But happy to donate and I'll save it and get it printed if you don't mind :)

what at would you like donated? You mean like points or membership? Or?
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I was talking points but I'm really not hung up on specifics. Whatever feels good to you is good for me too :)

Yes! print and post it on your wall! I do not mind at all! It's exciting for me, I've never taken the time to mount my stuff properly so glad someone will :D 
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razort300 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
cool
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V-e-r-b-o-s-e Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
This is just....wow. I've been looking for good Malazan inspired art here and you've delivered it to me. You capture the essence of the perfect BA, epic fight. Kudos to you.
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akabadnews Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I've been looking at your Malazan artwork for a while now. Amazing effort on your part. I love it. This is definitely an epic scene. Your take on Silanah is interesting. I imagined her more lithe and serpentine with sharper, thinner wings, but that wouldn't look nearly as fierce for this scene as your rendition. BTW I love the image of Raest weilding his warren. Definitely looks like it's about to go DOWN.
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Braden1199 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Ohhh...so very, very impressive...you can feel the power of Silanah as well as the defiance of Raest and his power...arrogance even.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot! I think anyone standing infront of a giant red dragon and not running away is arrogant by default :)
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Braden1199 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
If memory serves from the book he faced three down dragons in total!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah he faced three soletaken dragons and one big ass angry elient, and he beat them off like flies lol. Jaghut ftw.
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa :wow: that is EPIC!!!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) Epic's what i was goin' for!
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twilight-amoeba Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   General Artist
I love seeing other peoples interpretations of how Silanah looks. :)
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TimothyH Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Was that from the first book? I can't remember.
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kulezamtima Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
uhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh uhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh
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Tattersail Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so awesomesauce I don't even have the proper words to describe it!

Love your take on the mane and the unleashing of SD :)
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MistyMonstress Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
cool pic, pretty epic! :heart:
Oh yes, dragon anatomy is really hard... I like the head, it looks pretty brutal!
And I think you did a great job with Omtose Phellack, it looks cooooold. :D
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Dreki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Well the three attempts were worth it! Gorgeous dragon, love the mane! And the double spikes on the wings are a nice unique touch
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the perspective and feeling you got going here, it's pretty epic. But I also do have a nitpick, and that's the dragons wings, the size is pretty good (could possibly be a little bit bigger, but with the perspective and distance it's hard to say for sure), but the wing membranes really should attach back to her body closer to her rear legs to be able to generate lift (take a look at a bat :p), but other than that this is really good.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I agree. dragon physiology is hard to get right but logically a good dragon would look something like a mean pterodactyl wing membranes from thigh to wrist.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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BrrrGrrr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
awesome dragon :)
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, are you gonna do one too?
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BrrrGrrr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
can't aswer that question, I'm not that good with dragons, although I used to draw them a long long time ago. :)
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think you should give it the ol' college try.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it
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BrrrGrrr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Here you go, one fresh new dragon:
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
heh that's a mean looking dragon. It looks to be suspicious about something...
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BrrrGrrr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
You allready commented on it a while back.Catching up on your comment stack? ;)
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol guilty :ashamed: besides it needed that second look. :D
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BrrrGrrr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
:)
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